Dr. Anthony Fauci was part of a group of scientists who, at least one believes, attempted to “disprove” the lab-leak theory in the early days following the COVID-19 pandemic. Emails prove.
Fauci was the director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at that time. Fauci worked alongside Francis Collins, Wellcome Trust director Jeremy Farrar, and Kristian Andersen (Scripps Research director) to analyze early evidence regarding COVID-19’s origins. These emails were obtained by Jimmy Tobias. Andersen stated that they were working to “disprove every lab theory.”
Andersen eventually became the first person to be included in the paper “The Proximal Origin of SARS-CoV-2”, which was the most influential paper on the origins and spread of COVID-19 during the early days of the pandemic.
“Proximal Origin,” promoted the natural origin theory of COVID-19. It was co-authored by Fauci and co-authored by several scientists.
In a February 8 email, he stated that his main focus was on disproving laboratory theories. However, he said that scientists are now at an intersection where scientific evidence does not support this conclusion. ”
Andersen initially opposed publishing a paper on the subject. Fauci and others were then informed by Andersen about Nature Medicine’s acceptance of “Proximal Origin” as a publication. Fauci replied, “Nice work on this paper.” ”
Intercept spoke to scientists who claimed that emails are a reflection of scientific progress. The Intercept spoke with scientists who said that emails are a reflection of scientific progress.
After a nearly one-year-long legal battle against the NIH, Tobias was able to obtain the email exchanges in November. The NIH originally had large amounts of documents redacted.